Gun Found at Redway Post Office

The following is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

hcsoOn 06-11-2015, at approximately 6:20 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Redway Post Office (3400 Redwood Drive) to investigate the report of a found firearm.

Upon arrival, a Sheriff’s Deputy spoke to a postal employee who reported that an unknown suspect placed a firearm in the drop box located in front of the Post Office.

The Deputy took possession of the firearm, a 9mm handgun, and found that it was in poor condition. The firearm was unloaded and was inoperable. The firearm was not reported stolen and was not registered. It is unknown at this time who or why someone placed the firearm in the drop box.

The Sheriff’s Office has contacted a United States Postal Inspector who will be conducting follow up investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public of proper firearms disposal. If you have a firearm that you would like to turn in, contact your local law enforcement agency and make arrangements to have the firearm collected.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539



  • Let’s not waste our tax dollars! It’s very apparent that someone wanted to turn a gun in, probably found it in the woods and dint want anything to do with it.
    What’s there to investigate, it says here it wasn’t registered to anyone, get it together already and stop wasting our money!

  • How is it even possible to be “not registered” ? What? Is it home made? I can think of many reasons why a person would not want to come forward and admit that they have a gun that they want to safely dispose of. Much ado about nothing.

  • amimissingsomething

    What if the firearm was involved in a crime. Not to far reaching to believe that may be the case. Until 1995 most gun purchases were not registered and they never should be in mho. Let the Sherriff and his crew figure out where what and why and all will be good in the hood

  • Hopefully they’ll run a ballistics test on it if they can get it to fire in case it has been used in a past crime and then melt the gun or whatever they do to destroy guns these days.

    Anybody know what the policy is on guns that have been surrendered?

  • It seems logical to me. You send your unwanted children to the fire department, why wouldn’t you send your unwanted guns to the post office?
    I just dropped off my scrap metal at the emergency room.
    All is good.

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